GA Video Lectures

The GA video lectures are normally only available to GA Members but for the duration of the Covid-19 lockdown, they will be freely available to all interested in geology.  We hope you enjoy them!

If you missed one of our lectures or simply wish to watch it again…

Where permission has been granted by the speaker, lectures are freely available to GA Members and can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

2020

Scheduled for 5 June & now Available. Halstead Lecture: Deep carbon cycling over the past 200 million years: contributions from tectonic settings. Kevin Wong (2019 Award Winner)

March 6 – Environments and Landscapes during the development of the mid-Palaeocene Hebridean Igneous Province, NW Scotland
Dr Ian Williamson

February 7 – Drilling the Chicxulub Impact Crater
Prof Jo Morgan

January 3 – Strange bedfellows (Life, Oxygen and Gypsum) during the emergence of complex life around the Ediacaran Cambrian transition
Prof Graham Shields

2019

December 6 – The Secret Life of the starfish: The origin of asterozoan echinoderms in the Ordovician
Dr Aaron Hunter

October 4 – Searching for an impact crater in Scotland
Dr Mike Simms

July 5 – Cretaceous amber: bits of ancient ecosystems
Dr Ricardo Perez-De-La-Fuente

June 7 – Virtual Reality and Drone Mapping- Geological Applications of Immersive Learning
Claudia Ruiz-Graham

May 3 – AGM and Presidential Address
Risky Business –Exploring for Hydrocarbons
Nick Pierpoint

April 5 – Minerals of the English Midlands
Roy Starkey

March 8 – Halstead Lecture
The secret Life of salt giants: 3d seismic data reveals new insights into the structural evolution of salt-influenced passive margins
Sian Evans

February 1 – Henry Stopes Lecture
The Climate, palaeogeography and early human settlement of Britain Prof Nick Ashton

January 4 – Control the Drainage: the Gospel Accorded to Sinkholes
Dr Tony Waltham

2018

December 7 – Hyoliths – where they fit in
Dr Martin Smith

October 5th – Redrawing the geological map of South Wales
Professor John C. W. Cope

May 4 2018 – AGM and Presidential Address – Dr Colin Prosser
Geoconservation for science and society

April 6 2018 – Halstead Lecture – Dr Craig McGee
How it’s made: Volcanoes

February 2 2018 – Mike Howgate
A sceptical look at the Dino-Bird controvesy

January 5 2018 – Dr Danny Clark-Lowes
Enigmas in Himalayan Geology.

2017

December 1 2017 – Prof Tamsin Mather
Volcanoes and Global change?

October 6 – Dr Maria McNamara
New Advances in the study of fossil animal colour

July 7 – Antonio Ferreira
Radon, the Geogenic Gas

June 2 2017- Dean Lomax
The incredible Ichthyosaurus: a reassessment of a British Jurassic Icon

May 5 2017- Dr Colin Prosser
AGM and Presidential Address
Conserving Rocks! – How did that come about? A brief history of Geoconservation in the UK

April 7 2017- Professor Tim Reston – Crustal Thinning – What happens when a continent breaks up
This lecture is only available as an audio recording.

March 3 2017 – Dr Thomas Gernon – Diamonds and Chocolate: New Volcanic Process Discovered

February 3 2017- Prof Simon Lewis – The Palaeolithic of Breckland: old sites, new questions
Henry Stopes Memorial Lecture

January 6 2017 – Prof Paul Upchurch – New Perspectives on dinosaur diversity and extinction

2016

December 2 2016 – Prof John Cosgrove – The Evolution of a fold thrust belt – an example from the Zagros Mountains of Iran

October 7 2016 – Haydon Bailey – The Geology of the Chilterns and the potential impact of HS2

July 1 2016 – Dr Lidia Lonergan – The Geology and Scenery of Italy: the Role of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonic Plates

June 3 2016- Dr Colin Summerhayes, Cambridge – Earth’s Climate Evolution
Unfortunately, a recording fault meant that the lecture powerpoints were not recorded. These can be downloaded here (Dr Colin Summerhayes, PPT) and you can view these alongside listening to the recording.

May 6 2016 – Dr Haydon Bailey – AGM and Presidential Address
Foraminifera II: Planktonics – The free floating story

April 1 2016- Dr Julie Prytulak – The Biggest Volcano on Earth

March 11 2016 – Dr Nick Longrich – Giant marine reptiles and whales during the Eocene-Oligocene cooling event

February 5 2016 – Dr Imran Rahman – A Virtual World of Palaeontology

January 8 2016 – Dr Fausto Ferraccioli – The Gambursev Subglacial Mountains parodox in East Antarctica: solved or enduringly enigmatic?

2015

December 11th 2015 – Dr Helen Dacre – The largest airspace shutdown since WWII: Volcanic ash prediction and its challenges

2nd October 2015 – Chris Jackson – The rock that wouldn’t stay still; an introduction to salt

5th June 2015 – Mike Rumsey – Unusual minerals in the Mendip Hills

1st May 2015 – Haydon Bailey – AGM and Presidential Address

6th March 2015 – Dave Martill

13th February 2015 – Alex Liu

9th January 2015 – Dr Rebecca Bell

2014

5th December 2014 – Andrew Bloodworth

4th July 2014 – Ed Jarzembowski

9th May 2014 – Rory Mortimore – AGM and Presidential Address

4th April 2014 – Vladimir Zholobenko

7th March 2014 – Haydon Bailey

February 2014 – Lecture not available

January 2014 – Lecture not available

2013

6th December 2013 – Mark Sutton

November 2013 – Lecture not available

4th October 2013 – Phil Harding

5th July 2013 – Leanne Hughes

7th June 2013 – Malcolm Butler

1st May 2013 – GA Presidential Address: Professor Rory Mortimore

5th April 2013 – Haydon Bailey

1st March 2013 – Rory Mortimore

January/February 2013 – Lectures not available

2012

7th December 2012 – Phil Jardine




Video Lectures

Scheduled for 5 June & now Available. Halstead Lecture: Deep carbon cycling over the past 200 million years: contributions from tectonic settings. Kevin Wong (2019 Award Winner)

March 6 – Environments and Landscapes during the development of the mid-Palaeocene Hebridean Igneous Province, NW Scotland
Dr Ian Williamson

February 7 – Drilling the Chicxulub Impact Crater
Prof Jo Morgan

January 3 – Strange bedfellows (Life, Oxygen and Gypsum) during the emergence of complex life around the Ediacaran Cambrian transition
Prof Graham Shields

December 6 – The Secret Life of the starfish: The origin of asterozoan echinoderms in the Ordovician
Dr Aaron Hunter

October 4 – Searching for an impact crater in Scotland
Dr Mike Simms

July 5 – Cretaceous amber: bits of ancient ecosystems
Dr Ricardo Perez-De-La-Fuente

June 7 – Virtual Reality and Drone Mapping- Geological Applications of Immersive Learning
Claudia Ruiz-Graham

May 3 – AGM and Presidential Address
Risky Business –Exploring for Hydrocarbons
Nick Pierpoint

April 5 – Minerals of the English Midlands
Roy Starkey

March 8 – Halstead Lecture
The secret Life of salt giants: 3d seismic data reveals new insights into the structural evolution of salt-influenced passive margins
Sian Evans

February 1 – Henry Stopes Lecture
The Climate, palaeogeography and early human settlement of Britain Prof Nick Ashton

January 4 2019 – Control the Drainage: the Gospel Accorded to Sinkholes
Dr Tony Waltham

December 7 2018 – Hyoliths – where they fit in
Dr Martin Smith

October 5th – Redrawing the geological map of South Wales
Professor John C. W. Cope

May 4 2018 – AGM and Presidential Address
Geoconservation for science and society
Dr Colin Prosser

April 6 2018 – Halstead Lecture – Dr Craig McGee
How it’s made: Volcanoes

February 2 2018 – Mike Howgate
A sceptical look at the Dino-Bird controvesy.

January 5 2018 – Dr Danny Clark-Lowes
Enigmas in Himalayan Geology.

December 1 2017 – Prof Tamsin Mather
Volcanoes and Global change?

October 6 – Dr Maria McNamara
New Advances in the study of fossil animal colour

July 7 – Antonio Ferreira
Radon, the Geogenic Gas

June 2 2017- Dean Lomax
The incredible Ichthyosaurus: a reassessment of a British Jurassic Icon

May 5 2017- Dr Colin Prosser
AGM and Presidential Address
Conserving Rocks! – How did that come about? A brief history of Geoconservation in the UK

April 7 2017- Professor Tim Reston – Crustal Thinning – What happens when a continent breaks up
This lecture is only available as an audio recording.


March 3 2017 – Dr Thomas Gernon – Diamonds and Chocolate: New Volcanic Process Discovered

February 3 2017- Prof Simon Lewis – The Palaeolithic of Breckland: old sites, new questions
Henry Stopes Memorial Lecture

January 6 2017 – Prof Paul Upchurch – New Perspectives on dinosaur diversity and extinction

December 2 2016 – Prof John Cosgrove – The Evolution of a fold thrust belt – an example from the Zagros Mountains of Iran

October 7 2016 – Haydon Bailey – The Geology of the Chilterns and the potential impact of HS2

July 1 2016 – Dr Lidia Lonergan – The Geology and Scenery of Italy: the Role of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonic Plates

June 3 2016- Dr Colin Summerhayes, Cambridge – Earth’s Climate Evolution

Unfortunately, a recording fault meant that the lecture powerpoints were not recorded. These can be downloaded here ( Dr Colin Summerhayes, PPT) and you can view these alongside listening to the recording.

May 6 2016 – Dr Haydon Bailey – AGM and Presidential Address
Foraminifera II: Planktonics – The free floating story

April 1 2016- Dr Julie Prytulak – The Biggest Volcano on Earth

March 11 2016 – Dr Nick Longrich – Giant marine reptiles and whales during the Eocene-Oligocene cooling event

February 5 2016 – Dr Imran Rahman – A Virtual World of Palaeontology

January 8 2016 – Dr Fausto Ferraccioli – The Gambursev Subglacial Mountains parodox in East Antarctica: solved or enduringly enigmatic?

December 11th 2015 – Dr Helen Dacre – The largest airspace shutdown since WWII: Volcanic ash prediction and its challenges

2nd October 2015 – Chris Jackson – The rock that wouldn’t stay still; an introduction to salt

5th June 2015 – Mike Rumsey – Unusual minerals in the Mendip Hills

1st May 2015 – Haydon Bailey – AGM and Presidential Address

6th March 2015 – Dave Martill

13th February 2015 – Alex Liu

9th January 2015 – Dr Rebecca Bell

5th December 2014 – Andrew Bloodworth

4th July 2014 – Ed Jarzembowski

9th May 2014 – Rory Mortimore – AGM and Presidential Address

4th April 2014 – Vladimir Zholobenko

7th March 2014 – Haydon Bailey

February 2014 – Lecture not available

January 2014 – Lecture not available

6th December 2013 – Mark Sutton

November 2013 – Lecture not available

4th October 2013 – Phil Harding

5th July 2013 – Leanne Hughes

7th June 2013 – Malcolm Butler

1st May 2013 – GA Presidential Address: Professor Rory Mortimore

5th April 2013 – Haydon Bailey

1st March 2013 – Rory Mortimore

January/February 2013 – Lectures not available

7th December 2012 – Phil Jardine